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07/03/2014

One of the strengths of Ahaus is our long-standing customer relationships. Our engineers and designers work in tandem with our customers to build the best precision machining fixtures, power generation and automation equipment we can. It’s important that we are able to work closely with our customers, because they best know their problems, pain points, requirements and operations; the more we can understand their processes, the better we can design equipment for them.

Ahaus is a family business, and some of our customer relationships started with one generation and have been...

06/19/2014

Ahaus recently went through a self-imposed culture change. We wanted to make sure we hadn’t lost sight of why we do what we do, and that we were capable of delivering to our customers what we had been promising. It’s not that we weren’t already getting things done on time, on budget and with our customers’ expectations as priority number one. After all, we had an on-time delivery goal of 93 percent —already an impressive earmark in the automation equipment industry.

But we wanted to take our business to a whole new level of high performance, going...

06/04/2014

The implementation of robotics in manufacturing is possibly the best thing to happen to the industry since the invention of the assembly line. Robot integration in the manufacturing and machining process improves efficiency and safety, and significantly increases revenue thanks to its groundbreaking speed and accuracy. The future of automation equipment is in robotics.

The latest robotic equipment is extremely accurate, versatile, productive, and can work continuously if well maintained. Although these machines are now closer to approximating the human touch than ever before, human...

06/04/2014

Sometimes a company comes to Ahaus with a specific production need and an idea of how to address it. Ahaus steps in to turn those ideas into automated or semi-automated cells that resolve the manufacturing challenge. Other times, however, a manufacturer comes to Ahaus with nothing more than a need, giving Ahaus’ engineering staff both the challenge and the freedom to start with a blank sheet solution. One of those cases is described in this video that details how Ahaus built a semi-automated bushing press machine for a...

05/07/2014

What is 30 seconds worth? It’s less time than you probably spend waiting for your morning coffee to brew or sitting at stop lights on your morning commute, all before you even begin your work day. When you look at it that way, 30 seconds doesn’t seem like much.

But in the context of an automated production line, a savings of 30 seconds in a process that takes around two minutes is huge. If the right know-how and technology is applied to save 30 seconds in that case, a 25 percent improvement can been achieved. In today’s competitive business environment, where...